David A. Brieno

Background: I came to Independence Plus with a Religious and Special Education Background. I have volunteered/worked in the DD field since March of 1977 (Yes, a very long time!!!). I moved to Phoenix in 1989 and worked at Gompers Center for 9 years. Then founding/opening Independence Plus in mid 1998 where I have been ever since. I have had opportunities to work in other fields, but I don't feel the level of joy would be there!!! My work is my ministry in which I have dedicated myself.

Favorite Quote: Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. -Saint Francis of Assisi

E-mail: Dbrieno@Indplus.org

Dr. Gregory Triandafilou, D.C.

Background: Recently retired chiropractor (April 2012) after 30 years of service. Also an award winning fine art photographer since 2004.

Favorite Quote: "If not, why not?"

E-mail: Gtriandafilou@Indplus.org

Sharyl Torres

Background: DTA, Direct Service, Business

Favorite Quotes: "Integrity is doing the right thing when no one else is watching." and "When Life hands you lemons, make lemonade."

E-mail: Storres@indplus.org

Binta Bojang

  Favorite Quote: "Ask, believe and you shall receive." E-mail: Bbojang@Indplus.org

Martha Palomino

Background: Banking and Finance, Mother of 2

Favorite Quote: : "In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." Mother Teresa

Email: mpalomino@indplus.org

Stephanie Tlapanco

Background:  Former College Student,  'All-time' caring person! Favorite Quote:  "Don't be afraid of being different.  Be afraid of being the same as everyone else."  Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics)


Favorite Quote: "There's no Stronger Heart then the Heart of a Volunteer"



Background: I have 19 plus years in childcare development and have been a Hab Tech for almost 2 years.

Favorite Quote: "Live life to the fullest, love yourself and laugh at all your jokes."


Background: 3 children and 3 grandchildren

Favorite Quote: "Let's Go!"


Background: Mother of 4, Love to walk and dance.

Maria C.

Background: Helping People, Enjoy exercising

Favorite Quote: "Peace, Love & Joy"


Background: Business Owner

Maria P.

Background: New to the field (04/2018)

Favorite Quote: "Always help others"


Background: New to the field (04/2018)

Favorite Quote: "The world has changed and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes, the best that we can do, is to start over." Peggy Carter/Marvel Cinematic Universe